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KDave

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    KDave got a reaction from Derv in Brexit status ...   
    Immigration was the biggest reason for voting leave according to polls, not everyone but it's the main reason. The UK population has always been against mass immigration according to every opinion poll since forever, they have always been for controlled immigration. They didn't vote for it but got it anyway and are still getting unlimited numbers. Last year was the highest immigration figures in the last 15 years.
    Freedom of movement isn't even the biggest source, but leaving the EU was the only option people were given to express their long held opinion. Voting for the 'tough against migrant' Tories has resulted in record levels of immigration, the whole democratic system is a joke. So people voted to break it. The leave vote was and still is a symptom of the problem imo. It's not going away. 
     
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    KDave got a reaction from AndrewSL76 in Monthly Budgeting   
    I have used an excel tracker started in 2014 which is set up for monthly use but now I just back fill every few months using bank statements to see where the money has gone. I like to break down things into percentage of total income, it helps visualise where the money is going better somehow.  
    Direct debit and standing orders cover almost everything from bills, debt repayment, holiday fund, mortgage overpayment, saving, investing and retirement. This ensures obligations and the minimum I want to save is hit without much thought. Whatever is left is mine to waste as I see fit, normally on family activity. Have as complex a plan as you need, but keep it simple day to day. Money is not that important. 
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    KDave reacted to DaveNW in Brexit status ...   
    That's the problem with politics. What you vote for never becomes a reality.
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    KDave got a reaction from Xander in Brexit status ...   
    Immigration was the biggest reason for voting leave according to polls, not everyone but it's the main reason. The UK population has always been against mass immigration according to every opinion poll since forever, they have always been for controlled immigration. They didn't vote for it but got it anyway and are still getting unlimited numbers. Last year was the highest immigration figures in the last 15 years.
    Freedom of movement isn't even the biggest source, but leaving the EU was the only option people were given to express their long held opinion. Voting for the 'tough against migrant' Tories has resulted in record levels of immigration, the whole democratic system is a joke. So people voted to break it. The leave vote was and still is a symptom of the problem imo. It's not going away. 
     
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    KDave got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Brexit status ...   
    Immigration was the biggest reason for voting leave according to polls, not everyone but it's the main reason. The UK population has always been against mass immigration according to every opinion poll since forever, they have always been for controlled immigration. They didn't vote for it but got it anyway and are still getting unlimited numbers. Last year was the highest immigration figures in the last 15 years.
    Freedom of movement isn't even the biggest source, but leaving the EU was the only option people were given to express their long held opinion. Voting for the 'tough against migrant' Tories has resulted in record levels of immigration, the whole democratic system is a joke. So people voted to break it. The leave vote was and still is a symptom of the problem imo. It's not going away. 
     
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    KDave reacted to Pipers in Brexit status ...   
    I voted Leave because the EU is run by and for big corporations, plus the way the EU treated Grease, Cyprus etc was disgusting.  It is true the MEPs do not make rules they just ratify them.  Remember Turkey's do not vote for Christmas.  
    My political views are probably  more left wing than most on here, though its obvious unless you are a Neo liberal you would want OUT of the EU.  Why would anyone want big business to rule over every decision and big business make up all the laws to suit them selves. 
    Right across the political spectrum if you believe in democracy the EU is just WRONG. Thats the thing with democracy you can have a Government you strongly disagree  with, yes even Corbyn but if he is elected then he should Govern.  he probably wouldn't be that bad because the rest of the labour party wouldn't let him pass law on most of his socialist ideas , maybe nationalise the utilities at most. Same with the right wing of the Conseratives they probably bring in more free market ideas but  again they would be stopped by the rest of the Tory party if they decided to privatised the NHS. 
    Back to the EU, IN my view it started off many years ago as an excellent idea as a free trade area common market.  Common Market Cheap food for the people, easy trade for companies between the member countries, then it went wrong.  The EU resembles more of a corporate Fascist superstate now, another reason to leave.
    We were given a vote the uk voted to leave the EU, its easy we just leave.  Remember its the EU who are being awkward.  The Irish boarder can stay the same as far as the UK is concerned, its the EU being awkward and the EU who will break the Good Friday agreement not the UK or the Irish. 
    The UK population are being nudged by the media constantly, the media are part of the problem.  If you sit back you can see the media are behaving similar to George Orwell's Ministry of Truth.  We are at the point now where it is nearly accepted that a uk wide democratic vote  is being totally ignored.  The population are being washed into believing only bad things will happen if we carry out the will of the people. (Edit) The media are peddling.  An alternative will have to be found or we will have another vote to get the right result.  
    We must not let the politicians con the population into having another vote.                   
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    KDave reacted to sixgun in Brexit status ...   
    Not so important to drop UKIP as the EU elections are proportional representation - it becomes important when there is a general election as the vote can be split and the tired old parties still rule.
     Both the Conservatives and Labour need to be washed away but there needs to be something better to replace them. i imagine a revolution to erase the parasites and especially those behind the curtain but there has to be a strong honest incorruptible system in place or else the rot starts from day one.
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    KDave got a reaction from Pipers in Brexit status ...   
    Right so if just one person is 'misinformed' in any future election then it can be overturned by court precedent. In other words, democracy is whatever the money and power says it is. AKA democracy is dead in Switzerland. 
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    KDave got a reaction from Pipers in Brexit status ...   
    I respectfully disagree its not that simple. Jacob Rees Mogg was the tory poster boy for Brexit and at the last minute he put party first and supported May's deal. Tories will put party before country it is how the party reward/motivation culture works, and the function of the party whip structure. To put your trust in them again after the last few years is just trying the same thing again and expecting a different result. Insanity. Nothing will change if you vote for the same party that led us here regardless of what they promise.
    Agree on Labour, they ran on a platform of respecting the referendum yet look at the indicative votes in parliament, they are staunch remain almost across the board. Many of them are now sat in parliament holding their personal remain position after being elected on Brexiteer votes. Liars and traitors all. 
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    KDave reacted to bluemoon in Wiki leaks founder arrested   
    One thing that struck me with his court hearing is that the Judge in his closing statement called Assange a narcissist. This is problematic in a few ways:
    It's a subjective opinion It's an unqualified opinion It has nothing to do with law - the judge's only purpose for being there The courts allow judges to give these non-law speeches at the end of trials, and it's like a PM giving a subjective speech, in that they are for public consumption rather than an academic objective conclusion. The whole Assange episode feels like a political whitewash.
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    KDave reacted to Pipers in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    When this forum was set up members who were making a larger order would ask if any other members would like to order at the same time.  I think it would be a good idea if forum members went back to doing that again.  I know i ordered quite a lot for other members for free and it is a pain in the ass if you order for to many people.  
    Remember BYB did the group orders off his own back.  He should not be pressured into doing it,  members had it good for quite a long time.   
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    KDave reacted to augur in World War I Coins   
    China might seem unusual in this thread since no Chinese Troops ever saw action; this has more to do with the unwillingness of the other powers (mainly Japan) to allow the Chinese to retake Quingdao from the German Empire. Despite its initial "neutral" position China soon sent a workforce of a hundred thousands to Europe to dig trenches, repair tanks and assemble shells or haul ammunition to the front line. Casualties are hard to establish but some 500 died when the French Athos was sunk by a U-Boot. Eventually China declared officially war on Germany in 1917 but continued to send only a workforce. This should prove fatal as during the Versailles Treaty the Chinese contribution was overlooked by the European Nations and Japan was allowed to continue to occupy large parts of China. Disappointed China turned away from the West and took to communism, waiting for its moment in history to rise again. 
     


    1914 Republic of China 1 Dollar (MS63)
    "Fatman Dollar"
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    KDave got a reaction from AuricGoldfinger in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    When I bring up the issue of taxes here people say that is just the cost of a good society or some other BS. People want free health service, free childcare and free school meals, bennies for all, someone has to pay for it. 
    Claw as much of that tax back from the scum in government as possible. Use every allowance. Claim everything back, every penny of tax on every drop of fuel for your car (now a business asset), ect.  
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    KDave got a reaction from caloundracats in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    When I bring up the issue of taxes here people say that is just the cost of a good society or some other BS. People want free health service, free childcare and free school meals, bennies for all, someone has to pay for it. 
    Claw as much of that tax back from the scum in government as possible. Use every allowance. Claim everything back, every penny of tax on every drop of fuel for your car (now a business asset), ect.  
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    KDave got a reaction from Silvergun in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    That's an excellent sales pitch. The gold will retain its value if you melt and refine it? Another way of saying the metal is not worth what was paid. It's now a collectors item that can be sold to others who know/trust byb? Another description would be - an extremely limited market for resale. 
    Let's be honest please all these sales pitches are too much. It's not an art bar it's a mistake, the thread title says it, the video says it. The customer is happy to take the hit on his gold. It seems everyone has different reasoning as to why. 
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    KDave got a reaction from Silvergun in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    Am I reading this right, call me devils advocate here. Someone has bought a bar of gold and paid spot price for the weight - plus a premium - and in return received a bar that isn't 999 fine and doesn't have a hallmark or way to easily prove authenticity or carat of the metal. At least the buyer is happy though I don't know why. 
    How do you sell on a bar of gold like this? Is it now a collectors item? 
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    KDave got a reaction from Pipers in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    That's an excellent sales pitch. The gold will retain its value if you melt and refine it? Another way of saying the metal is not worth what was paid. It's now a collectors item that can be sold to others who know/trust byb? Another description would be - an extremely limited market for resale. 
    Let's be honest please all these sales pitches are too much. It's not an art bar it's a mistake, the thread title says it, the video says it. The customer is happy to take the hit on his gold. It seems everyone has different reasoning as to why. 
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    KDave got a reaction from Pipers in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    Am I reading this right, call me devils advocate here. Someone has bought a bar of gold and paid spot price for the weight - plus a premium - and in return received a bar that isn't 999 fine and doesn't have a hallmark or way to easily prove authenticity or carat of the metal. At least the buyer is happy though I don't know why. 
    How do you sell on a bar of gold like this? Is it now a collectors item? 
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    KDave reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    The pundits blame the Internet for the death of the high street. Frankly its the government and landlords that are to blame. 
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    KDave got a reaction from BackyardBullion in I made a huge mistake - assay test failure!   
    Am I reading this right, call me devils advocate here. Someone has bought a bar of gold and paid spot price for the weight - plus a premium - and in return received a bar that isn't 999 fine and doesn't have a hallmark or way to easily prove authenticity or carat of the metal. At least the buyer is happy though I don't know why. 
    How do you sell on a bar of gold like this? Is it now a collectors item? 
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    KDave reacted to sixgun in Wiki leaks founder arrested   
    Well i didn't miss anything b/c there is no evidence Assange was an agent of the Russians. This has come back to life in the controlled propaganda outlets with the demise of the Trump collusion narrative. They have to keep some nonsense going.
    All the controlled media still run with Russia meddling in the 2016 US election - Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified that "ad accounts linked to Russia" spent "about $4,700 in advertising" to 'politically influence' Americans during the 2016 presidential election season. There were a few fakebook ads as well. This is the meddling. Yes the excuse for a free press are jokers. Hillary Clinton spent over $1 billion - then there was the 24/7 propaganda from the likes of CNN and MSNBC - to name but a very few. There was without doubt electoral fraud on a monumental scale. And a few $1000 of Russian money swang the election in favour of Trump.
    The Wikileak from the DNC computers proving the DNC were  biased against Bernie and Hillary's emails did not help the woman but she did not help herself either. There is the claim the Russians hacked the DNC computers but that has been disproven b/c the download speed of the data indicated a memory stick and not internet hacking - we then have the murder of Seth Rich the probable leaker. It may yet come out but Assange for all his faults never grasses up his sources.
    So of course they will run with the idea Assange is in bed with the Russian b/c they have cooked up the Trump-Russia-Assange collusion narratives which stole the presidency from poor old Hillary.
    There should have been so many arrests - there is a thought these may come now the Russia collusion is fading a little. Perhaps it is being saved up for the 2020 campaign - perhaps Assange with have his day in a public court but perhaps he is more likely to be found hanging in his cell before that happens. Trump is certainly not Snow White - he has a long history of sharp practice in the New York property market - he has been on the Lolita express to Epstein Island but i suspect his taste is for legal age victims. i am told Trump knows the days of the USD are numbered - he Tweets he searches around - he is not stupid - he is not wet behind the ears - he asked questions about the Obama birth certificate and 9/11 - there is supposed to be an investigation into vaccines which are virtually all untested and account for tremendous harm. So he somewhat red pilled but there is only so much can be done and still live to fight another day.
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    KDave reacted to Oldun in Wiki leaks founder arrested   
    Ooh, Ecuador got a 4.2 billion dollar loan approved by The IMF.....need to do more research as to the timing but certainly is unfortunate if unintended.
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    KDave reacted to sixgun in Wiki leaks founder arrested   
    Of course he knows nothing about WikiLeaks - Wiki what? Never heard of them.
     
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    KDave got a reaction from Pipers in Brexit status ...   
    Old news but the EU has agreed 31st October as a new deadline.
    I think the plan being that if May can get the surrender treaty through parliament by 23rd May, we will become a vassal state of the EU on the 1st of June. Fourth time lucky. It depends on her cross party talks with labour now I guess? If Corbyn gets his lot to support the deal on the fourth attempt then its over and everyone is to blame (tory/labour), but it will have to be in exchange for something big. Can she offer to call a general election in exchange for support from labour? She has betrayed the country why not her party too? Can she do this? 
    If labour do not agree to support her and the majority of MP's manage to resist the strong desire to just give in and surrender, then there will be EU elections for us all to vote in next month. The result I expect will many new anti-EU MEP's heading into the EU in June, to cause as much chaos as possible. Though this is a side show. We would ultimately be back to the previous options between now and October - May resigning, general election, second referendum or wait until 31st October for a third attempt to leave no deal. 
    We have been remaining in the EU for the past two years under Article 50, its just been status quo with some background noise about Brexit on the news. Now we have another 6 months of the status quo with more background noise. Then who knows, probably more status quo? What do you reckon?
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    KDave reacted to sixgun in Brexit status ...   
    There we are proof positive - the Brexit referendum is invalid. These Brexit people are attempting to subvert the rule of our masters in Europe. Call out the army, arrest the treasoners.